Its worth a visit

Another rather quiet day but at least the sound of Pink Footed Geese was heard over Dewsbury again this afternoon

25/10/2012 15:32

A skein of 76 Pink Footed Geese flew West over Dewsbury Sewage works at13:26 today.As has been noted in the past the skein changed shape once over Earlsheaton and reshaped as it turned North Westerly away fron Dewsbury Town centre.

A Little Owl was at the bottom of Healy Road Ossett at 13:15 hours calling from the area around the security gate at Kerries Food Factory.

Thrush movement was on going albeit at a very slow pace.First a party of 58 Redwings flew South at 13:50 followed by a party of 28 birds at14:15 hours.2 Redpolls were in the copse at Kerries Foods as were 2 Chiff Chaffs around the central clumparea.

Water Rails were calling from 2 locations on Kerries reserve and both responded well to a play back tape .A single Willow Tit was with a party of 18 Long Tailed Tits in the central copse

Meanwhile over the Thornhill Edge this morning between 08:00 hours and 12:00 hours- allflying South were 160 Fieldfare,460 redwing,62 starling,150 wood  pigeon,2 common buzzards,28 Goldfinch,3 Mistke Thrush and 8 black headed gulls.

From Millbank Thornhill and Rectory Park area were the following-550 Redwings,200 Fieldfare,20 Blackbirds,6 Song Thrushes,1 Mistle Thrush and a single Jay

Wintersett had 10,00 Wood Pigeons over this morning flying South